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“Building the Kingdom by Building Disciples”


At our center is the love of Jesus Christ. We value Christ Centered: Acceptance • Hospitality • Community • Discipleship • Service

WORSHIP Today's Worship We have learned as we have grown spiritually and emotionally, that there are elements in life which work well together. The elements of faith, hope, joy and gratitude added together as disciplines not only change our emotional outlook, but actually have been proven to rewire our brains to see the world in positive light and literally make us happy. During this series we will dive into Philippians, John Wesley’s works as well as research conducted in positive psychology at Harvard. Each week there will be an action to begin to center ourselves in the spiritual disciplines of practicing joy, gratitude and kindness. Each element of happiness we encounter will give us a chance to retrain our brain and rewire our hearts to consider looking at the world through eyes of joy and hope. Pick up your copy of the "Elements of Happiness" study guide outside of either worship venue. Visit to download a copy and find a study group. Continue the discussion by picking up a free "Elements of Happiness" jar full of conversation starter questions. Use the questions around the dinner table, in the car, or at the office. St. Luke's Happiness Journals are also available to help you collect your thoughts during the sermon, while in a grow group, or during your own reflection time. Journals can be purchased for $5.00 in the rotunda of Building C or in the church office.

Traditional Worship

Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Today's Message: The Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams Flower Dedication: The flowers in the sanctuary are given in memory of Ernest, Dolores and Jim Barley by Crawford Barley.

Contemporary Worship

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Today's Message: The Rev. Jad Denmark redefine

Contemporary Worship

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium Today's Message: The Rev. Jad Denmark



“Song of Joy” The Handbell Choir

Gathering for Worship Choral Introit “Lift Him Up” (8:00) Bradley Roberts, soloist “O Mighty God, to You Our Praises We Bring” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir

*Call to Worship *Hymn

”Standing on the Promises”...................................#374

*Opening Prayer *Passing the Peace and Welcome The Sacrament of Baptism Those receiving baptism today: (11:00) Hayden Kate Filar Alexia Grace Barber Austin Michael Guenther

Witness in Music

“Sometimes He Comes in the Clouds” (8:00) Bradley Roberts, soloist “People Arise!” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir

Prayers of the People; The Lord's Prayer Offering and Offertory “Redeemed” (8:00) Bradley Roberts, soloist “As the Deer” (9:30/11:00) The Sanctuary Choir

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication...#94 Scripture: Philippians 1:27-30 Sermon: "Perseverance" *Hymn ”Have Thine Own Way Lord”...............................#382


“The Lord Bless and Keep You”


*Please stand in praise to God if you are able.

Share Your Musical Gifts SEEKING SINGERS: Meet Sanctuary Choir members and learn about joining the choir at the potluck TODAY at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Directors Amy and John will share the wonderful opportunities within the Traditional Music Ministry. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Building B Room 209. Contact Amy Martin Cole at or 407.876.4991 ext. *245 with questions. GOSPEL CHOIR: Meet TODAY at 6:00 p.m. in Building B Room 209 for the first fall rehearsal. Gospel Choir meets the first and third Sunday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (for high schoolers and adults). Contact Bradley Roberts at or 407.876.4991 ext. *236. YOUTH ENSEMBLE: Singers (grades 6-12) lead traditional worship at 11:00 a.m. once a month. Rehearse Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Building B Room 209. Contact John Mason at jmason@st.lukes. org or 407.876.4991 ext. *244. CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Grades K-5 meet Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Building B Room 209. Contact John Mason at or 407.876.4991 ext. *244. WEESINGERS: Rehearsals for children ages 3 and 4 are Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Building A Room 118. For information contact Lily MacKenzie at For sermon videos and worship schedules visit

COMMIT Welcome to the COMMIT column of your Ministry Guide! The word "Commit" is associated with our recent facilities and community transformation campaign and now it will serve as a reminder that St. Lukers Commit to worship, connect, grow, and serve the Kingdom of God. In this section you will find information on how you can be a good steward of your time, talents, gifts, and resources.

Pastor Jenn's Listening Posts During the month of September, all St. Lukers are invited to a casual time of group fellowship and discussion with Pastor Jenn. These opportunities will focus on specific questions. To view dates and times as well as sign up for a Listening Post visit or contact Kelly Smith, Executive Director of Operations, at or 407.876.4991 ext. *223.

Job Openings View complete job postings and download an application at Email application, resume, and cover letter to Kelly Smith, Executive Director of Operations, at or submit to St. Luke’s UMC 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32189 c\o Kelly Smith. • Director of Adult Ministries (Full Time): This positon serves as a catalyst to organize, develop and execute spiritual formation ministries through worship, small groups, mentoring and service. Applicants need to be self-starters with experience and passion for adult ministry. • IT Assistant (10-15 hours/week): This position serves as the on-site information technology associate and reports directly to the Manager of Information Technology. Responsible for maintaining office computers, printers, phone system, portions of website and database. Schedule has flexibility but requires on campus office hours. • Facilities Associate (10-15 hours/weekend work): This position serves as the on campus facilities person on weekends and is responsible for all setups/teardowns for weekend activities including Sunday worship services. Position requires heavy lifting, interaction with people from the congregation and community and flexibility in work flow. • Child Care Associate (6-8 hours/week): Care for children of all age levels (through grade 5) while their parents are attending activities on campus. Candidates must have a heart for children. Schedules will include both weekly and weekend hours. • Childcare Provider (3 hours/week) Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at East Winter Garden Circles meetings off campus. Must be 18 years or older and have experience working with children. Special education training and experience a plus.

Building Committee Update Your building committee has been hard at work on the design phase of the on-campus optimization portion of the COMMIT Campaign. Please keep this team in your prayers as they seek to accomplish campaign goals and be good stewards of the gifts that have and continue to be made. If you did not receive a pledge card, or wish to make an additional pledge, please pick up a brochure and pledge card in the church office, in the campus information racks, or online at commit. We will continue accepting gifts toward the Barnes Learning Center and Founders’ Hall. Facilities Optimization: The Committee issued a solicitation for architectural services to assist with the design of the Fellowship Hall renovations and the security lobby for Building A. Technology Upgrades: With assistance from St. Luke’s Technical Services staff the Committee has developed a scope for audio, video production, lighting and acoustic improvements for campus assembly areas and is reviewing proposals from vendors. Selections will be finalized by the end of September. Founders' Hall/Barnes Learning Center: The Building Committee completed its review of the floor plans and structural system for the new Founders' Hall/Barnes Learning Center and authorized AagaardJuergenson to proceed with “design development” drawings. That work is expected to take up to 5 weeks and will include the design of HVAC, MEP, civil engineering, technology and other building systems.

Stewardship Update Financial information through the end of August can now be viewed at You should have received your giving statement through JUNE either by e-mail or through the mail. Please be sure to review it for accuracy. YTD through August 2015 Contributions & Support receipts: $2,399,579 Expenses: $2,357,947 Total over(under): $139,307

Giving to St. Luke's Use this QR code to give directly from your mobile device or make your contribution at Choose "Give" at the top of the page to create your "My St. Luke's" account. Once you have logged in click the green "Next" button to make your onetime or recurring gift. You can also place your gifts in the offering plate during worship. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at stlukesorlando. To subscribe to the pastors' Weekly Update and to St. Luke’s devotions email

CONNECT NEW TO ST. LUKE'S?: Visit the Connection Point in the Rotunda of Building C to pick up a First Time Guest Welcome Packet. Contact 407.876.4991 ext.*262 or with questions. PROJECT CONNECT GROUP STUDY: Gain spiritual understanding and order for your life in a group environment at the new "Connect with God" class. Join Pastor Jad as he facilitates this connection opportunity TODAY at 11:00 a.m. in Building C Room 201/203 or Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (same room). Contact the connect office at or call 407.876.4491 ext. *262 to sign up or for information. FALL FAST TRACK RETREAT: Too busy to do a weekly class but want to take the next step on your spiritual journey? In less than a weekend the Fall Fast Track Retreat helps you connect with God, our United Methodist heritage, and what it means to be a St. Luker. Retreat starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 23 and finishes at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25. Cost is $75.00. Attendees considering joining the church are then invited to take the "Connect with the Movement" class on campus on November 6 and 7. For information and to register visit, email, or call 407.876.4991 ext. *262. INCREASING YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP: On Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Building B Room 204 Dr. Joanne MacPherson, LMHC will help parents learn how to positively influence their child’s self-esteem. This workshop gives parents tools to help their child achieve the self-confidence that supports happiness. Call 407.876.4991 ext. *250 to R.S.V.P. GRIEF SUPPORT: Meet Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Building C Special Events Dining Room. Contact 407.876.4991 ext. *262 to sign up or email for more information. HEARTS TO HANDS KNITTING/CROCHET CLASS: Take free beginner classes on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Building C Room 200. For information email or call 407.876.4991 ext. *262. SENIOR SUNDAY BRUNCH: Gather at Bahama Breeze on International Dr. at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. Please call 407.239.7985 by Saturday, October 3 for reservations. DINNER FOR EIGHT: There’s still time to join this group. Email or call 407.928.2036. CLUSTER GROUPS: Visit, email, or call 407.876.4991 ext.*262 for details about these intentional communities that connect based on location, affinity, or life stage. Mom Connection (formerly Moms United): This accepting group of mothers support each other through their children’s journeys. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 23 in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. On Sunday, September 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. meet in the Attic of Building C to hear nationally renowned author Karen Stubbs, mother of four and founder of “Birds On A Wire” ministry. Karen will share practical advice on how to be a Godly parent, embrace an “I can” attitude, and build confidence. All moms (including expectant moms) are welcome. Register to attend at To register for childcare email April Outing at or call 407.876.4991 ext. *295. For more information email or call 410.430.4136. Painting: Meet Wednesday, September 23 in Building A Room 114-118 at 10:00 a.m. Bring your supplies and paint in whatever medium you enjoy. Email for more information. Prime Time: Meet Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. to watch ABC's fall lineup at the Roop residence in Windermere. To R.S.V.P. contact Bring snacks and beverages to share. West Orange Connection: Meet Friday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for appetizers and beverages. Terry and Kathleen McCorvie will host at the Belmere Community Clubhouse off Maguire Road. For details and to R.S.V.P. email Open Arms LGBTQA: This affirming group is open to all LGBTQ persons and allies. Meet monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. Contact for details. Bowling: For more information on bowling in Winter Garden contact Sand Lake Hills: Residents and neighbors email if you are interested in joining. CALLING ALL WOMEN OF ST. LUKE’S: You are invited to attend the 1st Annual St. Luke’s United Methodist Women’s Conference on October 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Attic of Building C. Come share your ideas for the future of UMW, hear about our national organization and learn how you can be a part of this wonderful group. You do not need to be a member of St. Luke's. If you attend St. Luke’s or participate in any class or organized activity you are welcome. Child care available with advance notice. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please email or call 407.719.1199. CARRYING A BURDEN: Trained Stephen Ministers provide a listening ear. Mark the Connection Card to be paired confidentially with a Stephen Minister. Call 407.876.4991 ext. *262 or email EXERCISE CLASSES: All classes meet in the Coleman Memorial Gymnasium. Circuit and Cardio Training (for adults all levels) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $5/class or $30/month. First class is free! Classes for those age 50 and over include Low Impact Aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and Strength For Life on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $2/class. For more information about items or events listed above visit

GROW CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SUNDAY PROGRAMMING: Children will dive into the stories of Creation for the month of September. Come to the Welcome Window on the first floor of Building B for assistance. YOUTH MINISTRIES: Email for additional information. Youth Morning Sunday School: Students grades 5-12 meet in the Attic of Building C at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship and then small group sessions separated by age group. ADULT GROW GROUPS AND CLASSES: Classes are offered Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., weekdays and weeknights. Topics include Bible studies, prayer, and Christian life. For information contact or call 407.876.4991 ext. *285. Visit to sign up for current classes. *The Special Events Dining Room (SEDR) is located off of the rotunda on the first floor of Building C. Study Location Time Day Connections 9:30 a.m. Building C SEDR Sundays Pathways 9:30 a.m. Building C Room 200 Sundays Young Adults 9:30 a.m. Building C Office Conf. Sundays DISCIPLE II 10:45 a.m. Building C SEDR Sundays Elements of Happiness (Ages 35+) 11:00 a.m. Building C Room 200 Sundays Young Adult Women's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Building C Room 204 Tuesdays Winderlakes Subdivision Bible Study Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. Winderlakes Subdivision Bible Study for Moms 9:00 a.m. Building C SEDR Thursdays Christian Believer (Prequisites) 10:30 a.m. Building C Room 200 Fridays Young Adults Soul Mates 11:00 a.m. Building C Room 208 Sunday, September 20 COVENANT AND HOME SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES: Grow Ministries wants to know how we can care, support, and provide curriculum for your small group. Please send Peggy Caverly, Administrator for Grow/Serve Ministries, an email at and let her know the details about your group. Join us for dinner Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Welcome Hall of Building C (reservation and payment required no later than midnight on Sunday). Participate in studies, choir, youth group, and children's programs. For information about dinner, and classes for children, youth and adults visit st.lukes. org/thrive, email, call 407.846.4991 ext. *237, or pick up a flyer from the campus information racks. Opportunities for Children Afterschool activities WeeSingers Children's Choir Childcare (for adults in choir or classes) Elementary Children (Elements of Happiness) Opportunities for Youth Middle School Afterschool Program Middle/High School Youth Dance Ensemble Middle/High School Youth Ensemble Youth Praise Band Rehearsal Middle and High School Worship Middle School Youth Group High School "Echo the Story" High School "Elements of Happiness" High School "Generation Change"

Age Grades K-5 3's and 4's Grades K-5 Infants/Preschool Grades K-5 Age Grades 6-8 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12 Grades 11-12

Opportunities for Adults Disciple I Fast Track with Pastor Jenn Project Connect with Pastor Jad Elements of Happiness Adults Elements of Happiness Young Adults with Pastor Corey Financial Peace University Increasing Your Child's Self-Esteem Grief Recovery with Pastor David Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Time 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Time 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Location Building A Room 201 Building A Room 114 Building B Room 209 Building A Room 110 Gym Location Building C Attic Sanctuary Building B Room 209 Building C Attic Building C Attic Building C Attic Building C Room 204 Building C Room 200 Building C Room 206

Time 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Location Fellowship Hall Building C Room 201 Building C Room 205 Building C Room 208 Building B Room 205 Building B Room 204 Building C SEDR Building B Room 209

FIVE MARKS OF A METHODIST CROSS-CONTINENTAL STUDY GROUP: Dig deeper by connecting with Belfast South Methodist Church in Northern Ireland. The Rev. David Campton will lead his own study group, and we will share virtual group discussion. Dates/times TBD. We anticipate meeting in October. Contact Mariam Mengistie at or 407.876.4991 ext. *313 to express interest. THE JOURNEYS OF PAUL ON LAND AND SEA: This 11 day pilgrimage to Greece, several of its islands, and Ephesus, Turkey is set for May 14-24, 2016. Dr. Bill Barnes, Director of the St. Luke's Center for Christian Leadership, will be leading the tour on his fourth trip to this area of the Mediterranean associated with the missionary work of the Apostle Paul. Brochures are available in the literature racks across campus, or go directly to and enter Tour PA1, Date (05/14/16), Code B, and ID# 04783. For more information about items or events listed above visit

SERVE Within The Community CIRCLES®: Circles is the family stabilization component of St. Luke’s Community Transformation Initiative in East Winter Garden. Circle Leaders (persons striving to cross the poverty line) are empowered to break out of the poverty cycle. In the first year of implementation of this ministry, families have seen an increase in household income and an increase in their support system. Circle Allies Needed: We will need over 30 Allies to walk alongside our next group of Circle Leaders. After initial training, Allies build intentional friendships over six months and receive additional training and support along the way. Allies attend at least two weekly meetings in Winter Garden on Tuesdays. View the Circles Annual Report at and contact Dorothea Lee at 407.876.4991 ext. *347 or for information. DONATE BLOOD AND SAVE A LIFE: The Big Red Buses will be at St. Luke’s on Sunday, October 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the front and back parking lots. Make an appointment at www.oneblooddonor. org using sponsor code #7191 or just show up. Photo ID required. Receive a free movie ticket for donating. Contact with questions. FAMILY PROMISE OCTOBER 18 - 25: Have the gift of hospitality? Help by donating food, meals or signing up for an evening or overnight shift. Families will be on campus October 18-25. You can sign up now to help (and get volunteer hours for school) at, USER ID: 5382 and security code 1111 to logon. Contact Kellie Brinker at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. HABITAT CONSTRUCTION: Helping hands needed! Please join us on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 493 Bethune Avenue, Winter Garden. Many hands make light work! With summer weather issues, please always check the hotline for updates at 407.876.4991 ext. *344 before going to the site. Contact Kellie Brinker at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239 for more information. EDUCATIONAL IMPACT SCHOOL VOLUNTEER: Change the life of a child and support the community by becoming a classroom or special event volunteer at Mollie Ray Elementary or Pineloch Elementary. You will be trained and transformed by the experience! Contact Kellie Brinker at or 407.876.4991 ext. *239. WINTER GARDEN COMMUNITY GARDEN: Get involved in the East Winter Garden Community Initiative on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will be working in the charity plots to plant new produce. Contact Adam Hartnett at for more information. Within Our Church SERVE AT ST. LUKE'S THIS FALL: Contact the Connect Office at or 407.876.4991 ext.*262 to learn how you can serve as a greeter, connection point volunteer, or community ambassador. BUDDY BREAK: Share your Saturday with a child/teen who has a special need. Visit us on Saturday, October 17 in the Attic of Building C from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers ages 14+ welcome. Community service hours and training provided. Contact or 407.876.6728. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Share God’s love with a variety of ages of children Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Contact Janet Chambers at BEHIND THE SCENES PREP WORK: Got an hour to spare? Sorting, packing, collating, and cutting are a few examples of assistance needed during the week to support Grow Ministries (children, youth and adults). Pick your day Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Contact April Outing at or call 407.876.4991 ext. *295 (Childcare available on Thursday mornings). SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH MINISTRY GREETER: Share a smile one Sunday a month from 9:10 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. in Building C (upstairs). Contact Peggy Caverly at IMPROVE YOUR RESUME WITH AN INTERNSHIP: Those interested in graphic design, social media, marketing, journalism, advertising, and/or public relations are encouraged to apply for an internship with St. Luke's. College credit not required. Email for details. RECEPTION HELP: Reception desk volunteers are needed to answer the phone and greet guests. Shifts are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers needed on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and Friday morning. Email or call 407.876.4991 ext.*253. SUPPORT OUR YOUTH: Help unload the pumpkin truck on Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. behind Building C and/or sign up to staff the pumpkin patch to raise money for youth mission trips and camps. Visit and click on Volunteer Opportunities to sign up. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Share your talents behind the camera by snapping fall family photographs in the St. Luke's Pumpkin Patch. Staff the photo spot on October 17, 18, 24, or 25 (time to TBD). Contact Laura Turner at or 407.876.4991 ext. *258 to sign up.

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Ministry Guide September 20, 2015  

Welcome to St. Luke's United Methodist Church! We hope that you will use this ministry guide as a way to worship, connect, grow and serve wi...

Ministry Guide September 20, 2015  

Welcome to St. Luke's United Methodist Church! We hope that you will use this ministry guide as a way to worship, connect, grow and serve wi...